overall
73
94
style
Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelsons victory at Trafalgar in 1805. However, production of the bottled version and, occasionally, the cask has continued.
This premium bottle-conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using our own Cornish Gold malt. Locally grown barley is traditionally malted using a special kilning process which develops a deeper intensity of colour and flavour than ordinary barley malt. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


brugmanneke's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - - MAR 21, 2012
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TEJA (2536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2015. Thinn off white head. Clear amber color. Mild caramell taste with lots of residual sweetness. Medium body and a low bitterness. A bit mainstream / booring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1432) - BELARUS - NOV 23, 2016
Clear mahogany look, medium off-white head. Decent retention. Floral hops, caramel, black tea, candy. Medium body. Dry flavour with notes of herbal hops, nuts, dried fruit, tea, sunflower seeds. Medium bitterness that gets weaker in middle taste. Complex. Interesting.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumore (105) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 27, 2016
From tap, at FOB in Rimini, Italy. Color is blonde with white foam. Aroma has some peach and apricot. Body is light. Taste has some bittersweet, but not much else. As expected, absent sparkleness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shimself (1) - FRANCE - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Bought it as its the only British Beer available anywhere in town apart from brewdog. It was a real treat, caramel, quite bitter. Reminded me of Nethergate, but its been a while. But blimey they charged 10 a 500mL bottle, twice the price of any other beer in the place, no idea why (well it might be that someone read the blurb on the back about celebrating the battle of Trafalgar).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2315) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
beautiful clear beer to drink. The texture is soft and caramel flavorful. The hops added give it a little different taste than similar beers. Quite wonderful. Gift from Uckelman

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
500ml bottle at home in Richmond, as St. Austell Admirals Ale, 5%, BB Apr 2017, bottle conditioned. Dark amber orange brown, translucent, pretty still, quickly diminishing head. Aroma is cola, papery, sugary. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Taste up front is demerara sugar, some browning apple, rounded malt, flinty, dusty, minerally. When left out for a while, the malt character becomes a lot richer and toffee-ish, which led to me increasing the rating slightly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikbo (121) - - SEP 12, 2016
Color mbar oscuro. Espuma blanca, poco persistente. Aroma a caramelo, toques a tabaco, tostado. Sabor dulce, caramelo, amargor alto.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dotcomslacker (2) - - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
2 bottles, clear mahogany, one with more carbonation than the other Malty with a slight caramel and tobacco after taste, its bottle conditioned but very clear and no sediment A Mediocre beer, on the good side of mediocre.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slautar (546) - Gdask, POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
W aromacie czuję trochę likerowego alkoholu z nutami ciemnych suszonych owocw. W smaku jakby woda sodowa z saturatora z odrobiną soku z jakiegoś ciemnego owocu. Lekkie i pijalne. Dobrze gasi pragnienie i smakuje lepiej niż woda.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17579) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle at home, 22/08/16. Rich chestnut brown with reddish hues topped with a solid beige cap - a good looking beer but lacks the retention to garner a top mark in the appearance stakes. Nose is dates, sticky toffee pudding, fruit loaf, light spice, stewed prunes. Taste comprises toffee, dates, Soreen malt loaf, biscuit, mellow fruits, brown bread. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close with a mellow fruit rinse. Solid ESB.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 32
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5